Thought I should post this in case anybody should come along in the future looking for info. Shame on me for not doing it a long time ago, but the thing popped up in a drawer today and I remembered....
I bought the Iron Empress OST. Overall it gets a thumbs-down. There was some real nice music in the series that doesn't show up on the CD, and a surprising amount of what's on the CD, I just do not remember hearing in the series. And most of what's on the CD is pretty unremarkable. Plus it runs only 54 minutes. There's plenty more room on the CD for lots of the incidental music from the series; why leave it out?
Also, some use of synthesizers in place of real instruments and that really bugs me (although it doesn't bug most people).
The Sejong CD was terribly disappointing for pretty much the same reasons. This one isn't quite as much of a dud but it's generally more of the same. A few nice tracks but let's just say it's not worth paying full price for.
I can never get over the "giddy up " opening theme . Many of these CD's are dubious ,i remember people upset with the Dae Jo Young OST because it had a vocal version of the main theme and not the instrumental version from the drama .